Waveland, Florida

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Waveland, Florida, was a community in what is now Martin County, Florida, which encompassed all of Sewall's Point, that part of Rio lying east of Warner Creek, and that part of Jensen Beach lying south of N.E. Center Street, more or less.

Martin County, Florida County in Florida, United States

Martin County is a county located in the Treasure Coast region of the state of Florida, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 146,318. Its county seat is Stuart.

Sewalls Point, Florida Town in Florida, United States

Sewall's Point is a town located on the peninsula of the same name in Martin County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,999 at the 2010 census. As of 2013, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 2,078. Both the town and the peninsula are named for Capt. Henry Edwin Sewall. It is an eastern suburb of the county seat of Stuart.

Rio, Florida CDP in Florida, United States

Rio is a census-designated place (CDP) in Martin County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,028 at the 2000 census. Rio is pronounced locally as if it were spelled "Rye-oh." It is part of the Port St. Lucie Metropolitan Statistical Area.

A U.S. post office was established in Waveland on September 2, 1880, but its name was changed to Sewall's Point on May 4, 1891. On December 4, 1891, a new Waveland post office was established which continued until August 31, 1918, when it was merged into the Jensen post office, which became Jensen Beach on June 1, 1943. [1]

The name of Waveland has to this day been associated with All Saints Episcopal Church and its cemetery. N.E. Waveland Avenue is a present-day road which runs south from N.E. Dixie Highway in eastern Rio. There is also a Waveland Beach Strip on Hutchinson Island in St. Lucie County, but it is not related to this former community.

St. Lucie County, Florida County in Florida, United States

St. Lucie County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 277,789. The county's seat is Fort Pierce. As of the 2015 Census Estimate, St. Lucie County has a population of 298,563.

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Jensen Beach, Florida CDP in Florida, United States

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Hutchinson Island South, Florida CDP in Florida, United States

Hutchinson Island South is a census-designated place (CDP) on the barrier island of Hutchinson Island in St. Lucie County, Florida, United States. The South in its name refers to its location in the southern part of St. Lucie County, as it is actually in the central part of the island as a whole. The population was 4,846 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Port St. Lucie Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its mail is delivered from Jensen Beach 34957 in nearby Martin County. The Jensen Beach post office has a postal contract substation known as Hutchinson Beach located at 11007 South Ocean Drive, but it offers only post office boxes and counter services.

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State Road 707 is a former state road on Florida's Treasure Coast, which is now County Road 707. The last state-maintained section, extending 2 miles (3.2 km) from the south end of the Old Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart to the intersection of Savannah Road near Rio, was transferred to the city of Stuart in 2012 or 2013.

Courtenay, an unincorporated community on Merritt Island in Brevard County, Florida, United States. It is part of the Palm Bay–Melbourne–Titusville Metropolitan Statistical Area. Courtenay was settled in the 1870s and 1880s by people from Charleston, South Carolina, and was named for William Ashmead Courtenay, a native of Charleston, Confederate veteran and Charleston businessman who later served two terms as Mayor of Charleston.

Tuckahoe (Jensen Beach, Florida) house in Martin County, Florida

Tuckahoe, also known as the Leach Mansion or as the Mansion at Tuckahoe, is an historic home located at 1921 North East Indian River Drive in Jensen Beach, Martin County, Florida. The name was thought to be a Native American word for "welcome". It is inside the present day Indian RiverSide Park and is atop the Mount Elizabeth Archeological Site, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 14, 2002.

St. Lucie River River in the United States of America

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All Saints Episcopal Church, Waveland (Jensen Beach, Florida) Church

All Saints' Episcopal Church, Waveland, is an historic Carpenter Gothic church built in 1898 on Crossroads Hill in Waveland, now part of Jensen Beach, Florida It is the oldest church building located in what is now Martin County, Florida. It is also the northernmost parish in the present-day Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida. When the church was built the land it is on was in Brevard County. From 1910-25, it was in St. Lucie County. Since 1925 it has been in Martin County. Its rector, W. Frisby Hendricks III recently retired and the parish is starting the search process to call a new rector.

Known for beautiful beaches, nature preserves and parks, Hutchinson Island consists of two barrier islands on the coast of Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River counties, Florida. The two islands are separated by the Fort Pierce Inlet and are known as North Hutchinson Island and South Hutchinson Island. North Hutchinson Island is divided into two counties - Indian River County and St. Lucie County. The Indian River county portion of North Hutchinson Island which extends to the Sebastian Inlet is sometimes called Orchid Island, although it is not a separate island. See the Wikipage for North Hutchinson Island for more information.

Saint Joseph College of Florida

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Jensen Beach Christian Church church building in Florida, United States of America

The Jensen Beach Christian Church, originally known as the Jensen Union Church, is an historic church building located at 1890 N.E. Church Street in Jensen Beach, Florida. Built in the Gothic Revival style between 1910 and 1912 of site manufactured concrete blocks cast to look like stones, it was designed to serve the needs of local Protestants. Its pulpit and pews, which are still in use, were donated by Henry Morrison Flagler, the developer of the Florida East Coast Railway, whose mainline still runs through Jensen Beach less than a block west of the church.

Capt. Henry E. Sewall House building in Jensen Beach, Florida, United States

The Capt. Henry E. Sewall House is an historic wooden house now located in Indian RiverSide Park in Jensen Beach, in Martin County, Florida. Local pioneer and developer Capt. Henry E. Sewall built it in 1889 at the southern tip of Sewall's Point, the peninsula and town which bear his family name. When Capt. Sewall became the postmaster of Sewall's Point, the house served also as the Sewall's Point post office. Next to the house Capt. Sewall also built a freight dock that extended into the St. Lucie River along with a storage building at its end.

Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch

Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch is a current at-large governing board member of the South Florida Water Management District representing St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. She is the author of the blog "Indian River Lagoon," a former member of Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission, a former mayor and commissioner of the Town of Sewall's Point, Florida, and a former Republican candidate for Martin County Commission.


  1. Bradbury, Alford G., and Hallock, E. Story, A Chronology of Florida Post Offices, reprinted 1993, Port Salerno:Florida Classics Library. ISBN   0-9630788-1-X

Coordinates: 27°16′N80°12′W / 27.267°N 80.200°W / 27.267; -80.200

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